All the craze surrounding the Philadelphia engagement of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon, the oh-so-wrong musical by the creators of South Park, is clearly for a reason: It was announced today that the show has broken box office records at the Forrest Theatre.
According to the show’s management, “The Book of Mormon […] has broken the house record in Philadelphia, PA for the week ending August 10 at the Forrest Theatre, grossing $1,678,495.00 for a standard 8-performance week. This tops the previous record, held by Jersey Boys in 2012 of $1,617,700.00.”
This isn’t the first time that the show has shattered records: at 31 other venues across the country, the tour has broke records, and the Broadway production, playing at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, has smashed the box office record 49 times.
Still think you can’t get tickets? You’re wrong! Good seats are still available, and every performance offers a discount rush ticket lottery (see our earlier story on the contest here). The show runs through September 14 at the gorgeous Forrest Theatre on Walnut Street.
For more information, you can visit the Kimmel Center website. You can also follow the exploits of everyone’s favorite missionaries by checking out hashtags #LoveMormon and #BwyPhl on social media. Also, check out our interview with members of the cast here.